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Former Coworkers Dish on Sabu, the LulzSec Leader Turned FBI Snitch


Among the illuminating factoids unearthed about LulzSec hacker turned FBI informant Hector Xavier Monsegur, one struck us as particularly interesting.

“Sabu,” as his Anon cohorts knew him, used to work at Manhattan-based Open Plans, a technology non-profit focused on using open data and software to improve transportation systems. According to Gizmodo, Mr. Monsegur used his work email address (xavier@openplans.org) to register domain names, a move both patently unprofessional and kind of silly.

Luckily, this minor security slip up turned out to be our gain. We contacted two of Sabu’s former coworkers at Open Plans, who agreed to fill us in on what it was like to work with the most infamous snitch on the Internet. Read More